Why you shouldn’t buy hearing aids from a Big Box Store

Hearing aids come in all sizes and shapes.

Your hearing is one of the most important senses that you have. When it comes to buying hearing aids, you should take the time to find the best hearing aid that will meet your hearing needs. Too often people with hearing loss will shop around to find the best deal they can find. What they don’t realize is that price should not be the most important factor when choosing your hearing care provider.  As Doctors of Audiology, we pride ourselves on using our education and experience to help determine the proper hearing aids for each individual’s listening and lifestyle needs.

1) Hearing Aids are medical devices that you wear in part of your body. They need to be precisely tuned for your hearing loss and hearing needs. Quite often during the period of hearing aid acclimation it may take several trips to your audiologist. It is necessary to make sure you are hearing the best possible way for your hearing loss and listening environments. One also needs to make sure the hearing aids are physically comfortable during this time. Your hearing care provider should be an expert in their field and have the education to back that up.  As Doctors of Audiology, our in-depth educational background in the auditory system, hearing, and hearing aids will provide you with quality healthcare for your hearing needs.

2) There are many manufacturers of hearing aids. Big Box stores offer limited styles and limited brands. They are often stripped down versions of similar models that are available from an independent provider. Like a franchised hearing aid provider, you will not have all the technology options available; therefore you may not be given the best choice available for your hearing loss. When you purchase hearing aids you want to make sure you can get the best hearing aids for your hearing loss, lifestyle, and budget.

3) Good service is probably the most important part of choosing a hearing care provider.  We pride ourselves in our customer service at Ken-Ton Hearing.  Quite often the hearing aids sold at big box stores cannot be taken to your local, independent provider for service.  You want to be sure that you have reliable service available when you need it.  We provide our patients with free routine cleanings on their hearing aids for the life of the hearing aid.  We allow our patients to walk-in anytime if they are having an issue with their hearing aids.  We have trained staff to look over the hearing aids and see what might be wrong with the aid while you wait.  If needed, we can provide loaner hearing aids when your aids need to go to the manufacturer for repair.  In addition to our routine cleanings, we also provide our patients with a 60-day trial period with their hearing aids, a 100% money-back guarantee, and free batteries.

4) Hearing aids are a financial investment. Don’t let the prices you hear from others scare you away, but also be wary of those full-page ads you may see that advertise that “too good to be true” pricing.  At Ken-Ton Hearing we provide you with quality hearing aids at affordable prices.  We work with you to make sure you are getting the best product that you can afford, with the best service possible.  There are many ways to make hearing aids affordable.  We accept most insurances and also provide interest-free financing options.